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: Rubicon Trail Sept 25-27


rubirobv
09-29-2009, 11:49 PM
This was supposed to be the Fordyce weekend. With the creek flowing at 300cfs + , our plans for Fordyce were postponed. So then, what better place to wheel than the Rubicon. JeepThing, Dave ( Red JK), ChromeDome and myself met at Loon Lake around 4:30 pm, friday. We wheeled to Ellis Creek and camped. Next day wheeled to the Springs, where we camped that night and the next day we went out through Tahoe. JeepThing had two of his daughters with him. Dave brought his daughter and ChromeDome had his father-in-law along. Weather was perfect. A pleasure to spend the weekend with you all. Met some interesting folks along the way and even had the pleasure of saying hello to Merlin. Thanks to all for an awesome time. Eugene and Hundy Crew, we missed you out there. Next time. I have 36 pics that kind of tell the story.


ChromeDome on the way to GateKeeper.

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1301.jpg?t=1254287989

At GateKeeper

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1302.jpg?t=1254288153

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1303.jpg?t=1254288236

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1306.jpg?t=1254288327

Always amazed by the Granite Bowl.

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1309.jpg?t=1254288596

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1310.jpg?t=1254288674

Look at the Bling coming off those Walker Evan's

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1315.jpg?t=1254288765

This boulder loves to capture paint

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1313.jpg?t=1254288901

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1316.jpg?t=1254289037

Think this is called the Alligator Pit

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1318.jpg?t=1254289124

WTF_LOL
09-29-2009, 11:55 PM
Awesome pics. That trail always looks beautiful. I hope one day to check it out myself. Thanks for sharing

rubirobv
09-30-2009, 12:16 AM
more pics


Ivy, calling the line for Dave

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1319.jpg?t=1254289830


A little driving instruction

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1320.jpg?t=1254289941

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1323.jpg?t=1254290017

Coming up Walker Hill

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1327.jpg?t=1254290120

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1333.jpg?t=1254290211

The Soup Bowl. We were not having any this day.

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1334.jpg?t=1254290427

ChromeDome in the Little Sluice Box

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1335.jpg?t=1254290564

ChromeDome out of Little Sluice Box

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1337.jpg?t=1254290719

We didn't have time for The Old Sluice so we took the bypass down the slabs.

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1340.jpg?t=1254290845


http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1341.jpg?t=1254291295

JeepThing
09-30-2009, 12:18 AM
Look at the Bling coming off those Walker Evan's


:laughing2:

Thanks for posting this up Rob. I can't wait to see the rest of your pictures. On the way home I was thinking there were so many things I didn't even get pictures of, but somehow I still ended up with over 250 pictures! I've been sorting through them and will post up a bunch tomorrow.

It was an incredible trip ... beautiful scenery, huge rocks, and great people! Thanks for the AWESOME job as trail boss. You put a great trip together. It was fun wheeling and camping with everyone.

A little driving instruction

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1320.jpg?t=1254289941


It must have worked, she drove through there like a champ! Not bad for a 13 yr. old. :D She was pretty proud of herself for taking an obstacle that even Dave didn't try!

rubirobv
09-30-2009, 12:36 AM
piccys


Nice little side hill down the slab

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1343.jpg?t=1254291480

I didn't take any pics of Buck Island Lake. We were delayed there as a rig flopped ahead of us.

This spot, on the way to Big Sluice is tough for a four door JK.

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1346.jpg?t=1254291738


Coming down Big Sluice

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1356.jpg?t=1254291858


http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1357.jpg?t=1254291936

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http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1363.jpg?t=1254292122

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http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1369.jpg?t=1254292324

We camped along the water at the Springs.

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1372.jpg?t=1254292442

The next day, up Cadillac Hill.

rubirobv
09-30-2009, 12:49 AM
http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1373.jpg?t=1254292627

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1376.jpg?t=1254292714

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http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1377.jpg?t=1254292906

Another successful run to the top.

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/IMG_1398.jpg?t=1254293010

Some stitched photos from the peak.

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/Rubicon.jpg?t=1254293158

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/Download%20Album/Rubicon1.jpg?t=1254293241


Until next time :beer::beer::beer:

FUN LS1
09-30-2009, 12:55 AM
Awesome pictures! That's my very favorite trail. I ran it this year with my dad in his CJ5, can't wait till 2010 when we use my JK!

missb
09-30-2009, 10:24 AM
Looks fun!! Great Pictures, thanks for sharing!

tpafire5
09-30-2009, 10:34 AM
I am so jealous, I hope I can make it out there and moab a couple times.
Mike

Eugene
09-30-2009, 01:18 PM
Glad you all made it back safely. I tried to imagine what you guys were up to each day. Got Eugene all back togather so it is a go for Fordyce.

100dollarman
09-30-2009, 01:28 PM
Thanks for the great pics!!! Looks like you had a good trip--- sorry we missed it!!!:bawling:

Glad you had good weather! No carnage?

:beer::beer::beer:

toadontheroad
09-30-2009, 01:40 PM
See! That's what I was talking about a few weeks ago. I can never take pics a good as those! Nice Job Rob! I'm sorry you didn't get a chance to run Old Sluice. Did you go with doors? Every else did. Guts! That turn before Big Sluice around that boulder IS a trouble maker for 4 doors. I was there for a bit trying to keep it clean.

I am jealous you have run the Con so many times this season. Way to go, man!

JeepThing
09-30-2009, 01:43 PM
Kelsie, Brooke and I had a great time with everyone. It was our first time with the JK on the Rubicon and it did great. What an awesome place, I can't think of a better way to spend the weekend! Thanks again to everyone for making this a great trip.

No carnage, just a lot of new rock rash!!


Headed out of the Granite Bowl
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0432.jpg


http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0433.jpg


http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0434.jpg

rubirobv getting up close and personal with a boulder on the first of MANY off-camber spots on the trail
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0436.jpg

Making sure the rocklights are tucked up high enough above the frame ... one wasn't!
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0444.jpg


http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0445.jpg


http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0451.jpg

Bella (Chromedome's dog) shows Brooke how well trained and behaved she is
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0454.jpg

I think rubirobv showed us EVERY off-camber line on the trail!
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0459.jpg


http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0460.jpg

More pics to follow ...

chromedome
09-30-2009, 01:53 PM
I really appreciate you guys taking & posting these pics! I never even pulled my camera out of the bag and my wife's been on me for no pics! She'll be happy to see these when she gets home. What a great trip, with great folks!
I know we'll do it again.:bounce:

JeepThing
09-30-2009, 02:15 PM
Chromedome, if you want hi res copies of any of my pics, let me know and I can email them to you.

http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0467.jpg

http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0472-2.jpg

Chromedome leading the way out of the Little Sluice bypass
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0479.jpg

rubirobv following Chromedome's line out of the Little Sluice.
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0481.jpg

http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0482.jpg

http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0483.jpg

Spider Lake with the girls and dogs
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0485.jpg

Bella retrieving a stick
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0488.jpg

Ivy's turn
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0493.jpg

Million Dollar Hill (?)
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0497.jpg

Bubblegoose1
09-30-2009, 02:23 PM
Great pics. Looks like one hell of a good time. I hope to get down there soon. :beer:

JeepThing
09-30-2009, 02:41 PM
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0504.jpg

http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0529.jpg

Buck Island Lake. I know, I know ... sorry for the poser shot
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0535.jpg

Headed down the Big Sluice.
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0536.jpg

http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0540.jpg

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http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0553.jpg

rubirobv ... always playing on the biggest rocks he could find
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0551.jpg

http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0552.jpg

http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0557.jpg

JeepThing
09-30-2009, 02:53 PM
More Big Sluice.
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0563.jpg

http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0570.jpg

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http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0573.jpg

Rubicon Bridge
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0591.jpg

http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0596.jpg

Sign Post coming into Rubicon Springs
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0600.jpg

Kelsie, Kendall and Brooke catching marshmallows
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0603.jpg

http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0601.jpg

JeepThing
09-30-2009, 03:25 PM
Bella gets in on the marshmallow action!
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0608.jpg

Ivy helps clean up the crumbs
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0610.jpg

http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0612.jpg

Kelsie & Brooke - waterfall at Rubicon Springs
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0626.jpg

JeepThing on steps at the bottom of Cadillac Hill
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0634.jpg

http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0638.jpg

Great place to inspect all of the new rock rash under Dave's Jeep
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0639.jpg

Chromedome navigating the boulders on Cadillac Hill
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0640.jpg

JeepThing's turn ...
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0645.jpg

http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0646.jpg

JeepThing
09-30-2009, 03:54 PM
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0648.jpg

Dave's turn
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0651.jpg

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http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0656.jpg

We made it! Observation Point
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0668.jpg

Man, was it hard not to take this exit off I-80 on the way home and go play on Fordyce!! :D ... next month
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0670.jpg

rubirobv
09-30-2009, 04:09 PM
Great pics, Nate. Just relived the trip. We had a fun night around camp, on saturday. Love the marshmellow shots. :)

Eagle Lakes Road. Must have been tough for ya Nate.


I don't remember it being that steep :D

http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr62/JeepThing_bucket/Rubicon%20-%20Sept2009/IMG_0432.jpg

chromedome
09-30-2009, 05:46 PM
Kelsie, Kendall and Brooke catching marshmallows
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Catching? That's throwing.....I remember Bella eating more than her fair share off the granite!:laughing:
The Girls were great fun to have along, Kelsie even drove though spots I bypassed. Future Queen of the Hammers...?

JeepThing
09-30-2009, 06:38 PM
Catching? That's throwing.....I remember Bella eating more than her fair share off the granite!:laughing:
The Girls were great fun to have along, Kelsie even drove though spots I bypassed. Future Queen of the Hammers...?

My bad! They did do a lot more throwing than catching. You're right, Bella was eating most of the marshmallows that night, wasn't she. I wasn't going to put that on here for Mrs. Chromie to see though. :D Remember, no people food for Bella.

Queen of the Hammers? Yah, she loves rock crawling! Before you know it, I won't even be able to drive my own Jeep on the trail!

1bdoscr
09-30-2009, 07:30 PM
excellent pix you guys
kendall, ivy, and i had a great time and we are ready for fordyce
it was a great trip and i ditto chromedome's comment on thanks for taking so many pix as i did not.
it is much appreciated
thanks again dave , kendall, and especially ivy the jeep dog

rubirobv
09-30-2009, 07:53 PM
excellent pix you guys
kendall, ivy, and i had a great time and we are ready for fordyce
it was a great trip and i ditto chromedome's comment on thanks for taking so many pix as i did not.
it is much appreciated
thanks again dave , kendall, and especially ivy the jeep dog




Dave,

Nice seeing you post here. Looking forward to Fordyce. :beer:

Brigitta
09-30-2009, 09:28 PM
Awesome pics!! Thanks for posting them up, wish we would have been able to go, but had already committed to a party for daughter's 18th b-day.

I got a call from Advance Adapters today letting me know my "Rubicrawler" should ship out next week. I think Rubicon would be a great palce to test it out!!!

JeepThing
09-30-2009, 11:10 PM
Awesome pics!! Thanks for posting them up, wish we would have been able to go, but had already committed to a party for daughter's 18th b-day.

I got a call from Advance Adapters today letting me know my "Rubicrawler" should ship out next week. I think Rubicon would be a great palce to test it out!!!

Would have been fun to have you along. I'd invite you to try out your Rubicrawler on Fordyce with us next month, but then we'd all be suffering from Rubicrawler ENVY!! Just kidding, come on over.

That's awesome! I'll bet you can't wait to try it out.

RODICON
09-30-2009, 11:55 PM
Sweet pics, one of my favorite trails. Have you done the Dusy trail?

Brigitta
10-01-2009, 07:48 AM
Would have been fun to have you along. I'd invite you to try out your Rubicrawler on Fordyce with us next month, but then we'd all be suffering from Rubicrawler ENVY!! Just kidding, come on over.

That's awesome! I'll bet you can't wait to try it out.

Post up the dates and we'll see if we get the Rubicrawler installed in time. (We've been on a waiting list for it since last year)

Despite this recent cold snap, October is usually a beautiful time to hit the Sierra's. We have hit snow on Rubicon this time of year but usually Rubicon and Dusy have always been beautiful in October .

PUDDLZ
10-01-2009, 04:51 PM
Looks like fun times guys :D

rubirobv
10-01-2009, 05:40 PM
Looks like fun times guys :D


Puddlz, Come on up for a Fordyce run. I wanna see that new setup in action. :smokin: